Plakina trilopha   Schulze,  1889 (Sponge)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Demospongiae

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Color: Pale white

Sponge thinly encrusting, surface smooth, Soft and compressible. Oscules not visible. This species is hermaphrodite.

Synonym (s)
Placina trilopha (Schulze, 1880)
Placina trilopha Sollas, 1888

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island, Galaxea Reef INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Thomas, PA (1970) Studies on Indian sponges VII. Two new records and a new species of the genus Plakina Schulze (Carnosida: Halinidae) from the Indian region Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 12(1-2) 51-56 Available at -
  • Medchange Available at -
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at -

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